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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 25, 2001

Nomination and Appointment
President Bush Announces Two Individuals to Serve in His Administration

President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate one individual and his intention to appoint one individual to serve in his administration.

The President intends to nominate Darryl N. Johnson to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Thailand.  A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Johnson has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs since June 2000, and was previously the Political Advisor to the Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon.  Johnson served as the Director of the Institute of Taiwan at Taipei from 1996 to 1999, as Deputy Coordinator of the Office of the New Independent States from 1994 to 1996, and as Ambassador to Lithuania from 1992 to 1994.  His overseas assignments have included service in Warsaw, Beijing, Moscow, Hong Kong and Bombay.  Johnson earned Senior Foreign Service Performance awards in 1999, 1998, 1992, 1991, and 1990 and Superior Honor Award in 1992.  He is a graduate of the University of Washington and a former Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand.

The President intends to appoint Antonio Andrade to be a Member of the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health.  Andrade is the Group Leader of the Radiation Protection Services Group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory where he has served since 1985.  His past positions at Los Alamos include service as a member of the National Security Programs Support Team, Technical Assistant to the Associate Director for Defense Research and Applications, Nuclear Reactor Projects Specialist in the Reactor and Analysis Group, and Director of the Omega West Reactor. Andrade received an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and a M.S. and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.


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